The 2020 Batch ‘B’ Corps Members currently undergoing orientation courses across the country have been tasked to develop their skills, embrace dignity in labour and strive hard towards self-employment.
The Director-General, NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave this advice today at the FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa while addressing the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Corps Members deployed to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Ibrahim, in a statement signed by Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, Director, Press and Public Relations urged them to acquire skills that would make them wealth creators instead of seeking for white-collar jobs that are fast going into extinction.
The Director-General admonished the Corps Members to embrace the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme, saying it was deliberately introduced for self0reliance and employment generation by corps members.
“Don’t wait for white-collar jobs. Respect the dignity of labour, be focused and be committed. Discover your talents and work towards harnessing them and the sky will be your limit,” he said.
Ibrahim also advised them to key into Federal Government’s Youth Investment Trust Fund and National Young Farmers’ Scheme, especially for those of them interested in agriculture.
While educating the Corps Members on the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC, the DG advised them to be patriotic and always be of good conduct adding, “As future leaders, you must be exemplary in your conduct and serve as role models.”
He also urged the Corps Members to avoid negative use of social media, but use them for the promotion of national unity and integration.
“Shun religious intolerance and ethnic bigotry. Be in the vanguard for the promotion of national unity and integration” he said.
Specifically, the DG warned Corps Members against embarking on unauthorised journeys and movements at night, saying, “Please, don’t compromise your safety.
Don’t travel at night, be COVID-19 safety compliant and use the opportunities of NYSC service year as a platform to excel in life.”
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